Microsoft Excel: New and Essential Features and Functions in Excel 365

Microsoft Excel Training Series | Level 3

Course Details

Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® Excel® Versions: 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): In-person (Live classroom) | Virtual classroom

Course Dates: Check back soon for new dates (Virtual classroom) | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $275 CAD per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $295 CAD per person + HST (Bring your own device for in-person courses) or $345 CAD per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for in-person courses)*

Timing: Public scheduled courses run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Virtual classroom courses: Our instructor-led virtual classroom courses are delivered in a virtual classroom environment. Students will be sent a virtual classroom invitation prior to the course.

In-person classroom courses: Our instructor-led, live classroom (in-person) courses are held in downtown Toronto at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some courses are also held at an alternate downtown Toronto location.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led virtual classroom or in-person solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

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Course Overview

This course is designed for Excel users who have upgraded to Excel 365 or who have been using 365 but have not used some of the key new features and functions available in this version. Students will learn to use new functions such as CONCAT, TEXTJOIN, IFS, SWITCH, MAXIFS, MINIFS, XLOOKUP and XMATCH. Workbooks will be created with dynamic arrays and then transformed using SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE and FILTER functions. Dynamic drop-down menus will also be created using dynamic arrays. Students will learn new ways to collaborate, create map charts and use new smart data types. During this hands-on course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a full course manual.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Note: Some features and functions are also available in Excel 2019 or 2021.

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held online in virtual classroom format or in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).

Related training: View all Microsoft Excel courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files (new samples added frequently)
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Manipulating Text

  • Using the TEXTJOIN function to combine text strings
  • Extracting text using the TEXTBEFORE, TEXTAFTER and TEXTSPLIT functions (availability based on release date)

Using Functions that Return Conditional Results

  • Calculate minimum or maximum values using multiple criteria with MINIFS or MAXIFS
  • Using the IFS function vs the IF function
  • Using the SWITCH function
  • Looking up values using XLOOKUP
  • Looking up matching values using XMATCH

Using Dynamic Arrays and Functions

  • Understanding dynamic arrays
  • Extracting data into spill ranges
  • Using the FILTER and UNIQUE functions with dynamic arrays
  • Using the SORT and SORTBY functions with dynamic arrays
  • Creating dynamic drop-down menus using dynamic arrays
  • Sharing files containing dynamic arrays with users with older Excel versions

Using Smart Data Types

  • Inserting live stock data
  • Inserting linked geographic data

Creating Variables

  • Creating variables in formulas using the LET function

Using the Lambda Function

  • Creating a custom function
  • Using new Excel functions with the Lambda function
  • Creating a custom function to generate a report without using macros

Creating Map Charts for Visualization

  • Creating map charts
  • Inserting 3D map charts

Inserting Data from Pictures or PDFs

  • Taking pictures on a smart phone and converting to editable Excel data
  • Converting a PDF into an editable Excel document

Administrative Tools

  • Viewing workbook statistics
  • Getting insights for analyzing data using Ideas
NOTE: This is not a VBA programming course. If you are interested in learning more about writing macros with Visual Basic for Applications, check out our Excel VBA courses designed for non-programmers:

Microsoft Excel:  Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Macros | Introduction

Microsoft Excel: Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Macros | Intermediate

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Our instructor-led courses are delivered in virtual classroom format or at our downtown Toronto location at 18 King Street East, Suite 1400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (some in-person classroom courses may also be delivered at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca if you'd like to arrange custom instructor-led virtual classroom or onsite training on a date that's convenient for you.

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Upcoming Training
Course
Microsoft Excel: Essential Features and Functions in Excel 365 (in-person in Toronto or online in virtual classroom format)
Location
Avantix Learning, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1800 (Toronto Star Building),Toronto, Ontario,Canada
Next course starts
July 22, 2022
Next course ends
July 22, 2022
Description
This course is designed for Excel users who have upgraded to Excel 365 or who have been using 365 but have not used the key new features and functions available in this version. Students will learn to use new functions such as CONCAT, TEXTJOIN, IFS, SWITCH, MAXIFS, MINIFS, XLOOKUP and XMATCH. Workbooks will be created with dynamic arrays and then transformed using SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE and FILTER functions. Dynamic drop-down menus will also be created using dynamic arrays. Students will learn new ways to collaborate, create map charts and use new smart data types. During this hands-on course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a full course manual.

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